Monday, November 18, 2019

Monday Music: Looking Forward & Back

Hola kitties! Are you ready for DJ CK to play a few amazing tunes? I like participating in the Monday Music blog hop but you know what this kitteh isn't quite down with? Those freebie weeks when we get to choose our own prompts. There are just so many songs and themes that float through my stunning head. After trying to settle on a theme all week, last Thursday a few songs presented themselves that were new to me although they shouldn't be.

Monday Music: Looking Forward & Back

I'm joining the Music Moves Me blog hop hosted by Curious as a Cathy and a chorus of others. This month I get to be the conductor. It's a freebie week so the conductor doesn't do much conducting. Bummer.

You all know by now how much we TW likes R.E.M. but we haven't been sharing many of their tunes lately. We're proud that we also have a wide range of other musical tastes to choose from. TW has sort of been out of the R.E.M. loop these past 20+ years. Slowly but hopefully surely she's been parting with her vast collection of videos, clippings, memorabilia, tapes, etc. So out of the loop that she had to be alerted by her FB friends that they'd broke up. She also hasn't been keeping up with what the individual members have been up to. We did share a song by Peter Buck's latest band recently which we also learned about on FB.



Looking forward, R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe has a new photography book but he also has a new solo record released on October 5. The song doesn't have a record label, but you can download it on his web site for 77 cents. All proceeds go to Extinction Rebellion to help aid their work of non-violent protest of government inaction to the climate emergency. Let's check it out together. It's the first song he's written both the lyrics and music for. Don't expect to hear an R.E.M. song.



We're also looking back and sharing a song the band released after their 2011 breakup. This video includes clips of many of their videos through the years. I think TW can name them all.

Next week we're leading up to Black Friday—the REAL Black Friday not the ones that stores advertise every Friday—so I've suggested songs about toys and stuff you'd like to find under the tree or as Hanukkah gifts. I can think of a few. Do you have suggestions?

Monday Music: Looking Forward & Back

Here's a gratuitous recent closeup of The Cat. Notice how I'm just as stunning as I was 14 years ago; a fact that wasn't lost on Dr. D. who noticed how clear my eyes are and how soft and shiny my furz are.  I'm looking forward to being just as stunning far into the future.

18 comments:

XmasDolly said...

Hi there, so happy you're our Honorary Conductor for this month at Monday's Music Moves Me!! Love your tunes. I never heard the first one so thank you for that introduction. It was totally cool. Your second one I'm afraid was also new to me, but I really liked that one. HAVE A GREAT DAY! HUGS

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

My human got hired by IRS a couple of times to take photos at press conferences of REM back in the 1980s. She thinks she annoyed Peter Buck, but she was just trying to do her job.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Keisha darlin', I'm so glad you got a chance to play DJ this week. Your human pet does a good job but you have this paws down! Of course, I betcha Cathy really loved that you included REM in your line-up, eh? Next week's theme is going to be hugely fun and I can't wait to listen to what others share. Cathy (I bet you whispered the idea into her ear) gave us a fabulous theme! You cool cats are doin' a furtastic job as co-hostess this month. ;) Have a boogietastic week!!

songbird's crazy world said...

Nice song choices. I'm looking forward to seeing how everyone handles the themes you've chosen this month.

Catch My Words said...

I hadn't heard this song by Michael Stipe before, but I really like it! In fact, I never heard of the artist, either.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I must be outta the loop (not hard to believe with the year we've had) because I havent heard of this music thingie, how cool!
Of course you look as good as you did as a kit, you're adorable! That may ruin your street cred.. but it's true!

Brian said...

We really do enjoy your tunes CK and TW's too! Of course the stunning photo is a bonus!

John Holton said...

Can't say I'm much of an REM fan, but they are from Athens...

Catscue Cat Mom said...

Beautiful, stunning Keisha - I didn't know REM broke up, I'm really out of the loop. Oh well, I'd rather focus on wonderful kitty blogs than the music industry gossip anyway.

The Florida Furkids said...

We didn't know REM broke up either.

You are ALWAYS stunning and always will be!

The Florida Furkids

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

So glad your vet appreciates your stunning-ness! We promise to get next week's prompt right. And while TW is getting rid of her musical collection, I keep adding to mine...

pilch92 said...

Nice choices. Sorry I skipped this week. I am looking forward to next week's though. XO

Chirpy Cats said...

I agree with your vet, you do look gorgeous with your shiny fur and bright eyes xx

da tabbies o trout towne said...

CK we will givez a listen when de food gurl getz outta #ell

thanx for sharin; herz an REM fan two....

N heerz ta sharin 100 mor yeerz oh stunning....may we all still bee 'round....

we wood bee close ta what.. like 500 ore sum thin ;) ♥♥☺☺

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Music has always been my thing. But I fell out of the loop too when I got married because my [now ex] husband didn't like my music. Considering that his favorite CD was Enya ... well, that tells you all you need to know. CK, truly, there could never be gratuitous pictures of you - EVER!

meowmeowmans said...

NPR played some of the songs off of Michael Stipe's new album the other day. I liked what I heard!

Three Chatty Cats said...

TW clearly takes good care of you, CK. Which is why you're still stunning after all these years.

bookworm said...

I think my favorite REM album is Automatic for the People, especially Drive and Man on the Moon. I have to admit, the new Michael Stipe song was a bit disappointing, but it's for a good cause. Thank you for your stint as Honorary Conductor; I enjoyed researching both your themes. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com